Cultural Engagement

What is Cultural Engagement?

Cultural Engagement provides students with the opportunity to develop a more empathetic understanding of diverse communities and cultures (domestically and/or globally). By undertaking one of a variety of suitable experiences, this unit allows students to develop their understanding and capacity to contribute ethically and responsibly in a socially, culturally and linguistically diverse world.

Examples: Volunteering domestically with the likes of St Vincent De Paul and RSPCA, or internationally with tours to places such as Peru, Zambia, and Nepal.

Unit Code

From T1 2020, MWL205, MWL705

This was previously known as MWL201 Community Based Volunteering.

Key features

  • Host must be a registered not-for-profit organisation or NGO
  • Unpaid voluntary placement
  • Does not require a discipline-specific focus
  • Pre-requisite of the successful completion of eight (8) credit points for MWL205
  • Pre-requisite of the successful completion of four (4) credit points for MWL705

Who can apply?

MWL205 is available to all undergraduate students. MWL705 is available to all postgraduate students. It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

Please note that all applications are subject to the approval of the WIL Team. If you feel ready to submit an application for a self-sourced placement, please click the button below to view the step-by-step guide and download the necessary documents.

This unit will not be available in Trimester 2 2020. Applications will re-open for Trimester 3.


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